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Giddy-Up! : Jack’s Cowboy Birthday Card

Jack's Cowboy HeaderThis is a short share today on the Cowboy card I made for my Grandson Jackson’s 3rd Birthday. I know the first thing you’re thinking, “That’s not a Stampin’ Up stamp!” I know, but sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do and Jack loves horses and wanted a Cowboy party. Hence this Cowboy card.

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  • This card was layered with Soft Suede (how fitting), Whisper White and Real Red card stocks.
  • I stamped the Cowboy image in StazOn Black Ink and hand-colored in the stamped image with watercolor pencils.
  • Then the bottom of the Cowboy was masked out.  See “How To”: Mask HERE
  • Once the Cowboy was masked, I stamped around his feet to resemble tumbleweed and dry grass.
  • The edges of the card were distressed suing Soft Suede Ink.
  • A number “3” was cut on the BIG Shot in Real Red.
  • I knotted and glued a piece of jute and made it look like a lasso.

 

 

Just for Fun Here are Some Cowboy Slangs:

BAND WAGON – peddler’s wagon.

BUCKAROO Cowboy, usually from the desert country of Oregon, Nevada, California, or Idaho

CALAMITY JANE – the hard-cussing, heavy-drinking frontier woman, and is also a gambling term for the Queen of Spades

CHEW GRAVEL- thrown from a horse.

CHUCK WAGON A horse drawn wagon that acts as a mobile kitchen.

CHUCK-LINE RIDER  – unemployed Cowboy who rode from ranch to ranch, exchanging a bit of news and gossip for a meal; grub-line rider.

COWBOY is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. Vaquero – Cowboy in Spanish

COW JUICE – Milk

DIDN’T HAVE A TAIL FEATHER LEFT – Broke

DILLY-DALLY – To delay.

FIDDLE- a horse’s head.

FLAP JACK – A fried cake, pancake, fritter.

FLEA BITTEN-horse that has completely changed its base coat to either pure white or “flea-bitten” gray; also connotes an old horse (by the way horses do not get fleas).

GIDDY-UP– Go, Move. A term used to get the horse to start moving.

GREENHORN – an Easterner innocent of Cowboy ways; tenderfoot.

HIT PAY DIRT – Mining term. To find something of value.

LASSO-also referred to as a lariat, is a loop of Rope designed as a restraint to be thrown around a target and tightened when pulled. It is a well-known tool of the American Cowboy. The sliding loop knot in a lasso or lariat is called a Hondo.

SHEEPHERDER’S DELIGHT – Cheap whiskey.

SHINDIG/HOEDOWN – A dance, party, celebration.

STAMPEDE STRAP- a strap on a Cowboy hat that keeps it from flying off in a gallop or strong wind.

TUMBLEWEED-The plant of dry regions that breaks off near the ground in late summer and is tumbled about by the wind.

Other slangs: “Hold your horses”, “Hoity Toity”,  “Can’t hold a candle to..”

 

YeeHaw

 

and thanks for stopping by.

 

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Endless Birthday Wishes Card

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Today’s share is a Endless Birthday Wishes Easel Card. You can take the dimensions of this easel card and switch up the colors, stamp set,  use different punches and Designer Series Papers to make your own version.

 

 

 

Endless Birthday Wishes Easel Card

 

For this Endless Birthday Wishes Card do the following:

Endless Birthday Wishes diagram

 

1. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and score it at 4-1/4″ Measure in from each end 1-1/2″ and cut up to the 4-1/4 score line. Do this on both ends.

 

2. Cut a 4″ x 3-1/2″ of Pool Party and adhere it to the inside of the card.

 

3. Next, adhere the two 1-1/2″ end flaps down.

 

4. Cut two 1-1/4″ x 4″ pieces of Designer Series Paper and adhere them to each taped down flap.

 

5. Pick up the middle top flap and score it at 2-1/8″.

 

6. Cut a 2-1/4 x 4″ piece of Designer Series Paper and adhere it to the center flap.

Endless Birthday Wishes Easel Card Detail 2

7. Stamp the birthday cake from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set in Memento Black Ink, color in and punch it out with a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.

 

8. Take  a scrap piece of Pool Party and punch out a Large Scallop.

 

9.  With the BIG Shot and the Ovals Collection cut out a 3″ x 2-1/2″ Oval from Whisper White. Sponge around edges with a Dauber and Pool Party Ink.

 

10. Layer the stamped birthday cake image, the scallop circle and the oval together as shown. Adhere to the front of the card making sure when the flap is folded up the oval layer opos up.

 

11. Cut a 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ of Designer Series Paper and adhere it to the inside. Layer it over the Pool Party.

Endless Birthday Wishes Easel Card side

12. Cut a 2-1/8″ x 1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamp “celebrate” on it in Memento Black Ink. This stamp is in the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.

 

13. Adhere the “celebrate” sentiment on the inside of the card 7/8″ from the card bottom. The edge of this piece will work to hold up the easel part of the card.

 

14. Cut a 2″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and adhere it to the inside above the “celebrate” Use this for a little handwritten message.

 

Have fun making this easel card and I’ll be back soon with more Halloween, Autumnal and Holiday projects.

 

Hugs,

Siggy-2

 

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Amazing Banner Birthday Card

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Today’s share is one of the birthday cards we made at my Bonanza Birthday Bash Workshop.  I’m calling the card the,“Amazing Banner Birthday Card,” because it’s not only made with banners, but it’s also made with the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set by Stampon’ Up!  Paired with Mint Macaron (love this color), it’s a win-win card.

 

Amazing Birthday Banner Card

 

Here’s the “HOW TO” make this card:

 

CARDSTOCK, PAPER & DIMENSIONS:

 

1. Mint Macaron Cardstock~ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/2″

 

2. Whisper White Cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″ and 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ for stamping

 

3. Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper~ 1/2″ x 4-3/4″ for strip across the bottom

 

STAMPING:

 

1. Stamp  three of the large striped banner from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set in Mint Macaron Ink on to the 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White.

 

2.  Stamp the Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to You in Mint Macaron on the same piece of Whisper White.

 

3. Stamp two of the birthday cakes in Mint Macron Ink.

 

4. With the Banner Framelits Collection cut out the banners using the appropriate size die.

 

5. Punch out the two birthday cakes with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch. You can use a smaller circle punch, but I wanted a white border showing to pop them off the striped banners.

 

FINISHING TOUCHES:

 

1. Run the 3-1/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock through the BIG Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder.

 

2. Wrap a 6″ piece of  Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine (retired) around the embossed Whisper White Cardstock. Wrap it around near to the top edge.

 

3. With Liquid White All-Purpose Glue adhere the Whisper White layer on to the Mint Macaron card base.

 

4.  Across the top glue down the large striped banners equally across the Whisper White layer.

 

5. On each large banner place the two punched out birthday cakes and the smaller sentiment banner.

 

6. Across the bottom adhere the piece of Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper.

 

7. Place three of the White Perfect Accents on the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper.

 

8. Tie two small bows with the Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine and affix them to each end banner with  Glue Dots.

 

That’s how you make an Amazing Birthday Banner Card. Try making one in each In-Colosr and put them away in your stash for that next birthday…

 

Thanks for stopping by again. I know you’ll think I’m rushing things, but look for my 12 Weeks of Christmas starting in October. Hard to believe Christmas will be 12 weeks away very soon. If you’re receiving my newsletter you’ll automatically receive all twelve projects. If you would like to receive my 12 Weeks of Christmas Projects, go to my “Welcome Basket” and sign up today. More information to follow soon.

 

Embrace these glorious days,

Siggy-2

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Nothing is Cuter Than the Cutie Pie Slice of Cake

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Hello, Lakeside Stamper Friends!

 

Today I want to share this Cutie Pie Slice of Cake with you; and I know you’re going to love it. This Stampin’ Up! Cutie Pie Thinlits isn’t only cute, but it’s a gift box as well (if you want it to be one). These are perfect for birthday gifts or party, holiday and wedding favors. They go together pretty easily and the sky’s the limit when it comes to decorating it. And, just think you can make it any flavor and filling you want!

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These Cutie Pie Cake Slices are relatively easy to make. That is they’re easy to make if you have the Stampin’ Up! Cutie Pie Thinlts set. Here’s the “How To” for this delicious piece of cake:

 

 

DIE CUTTING ALL THE PARTS___________________________________

 

1. Two pieces of the cake part using the Cutie Pie Thinlits and the BIG Shot were cut out of Whisper White Cardstock.

 

2. A third piece was cut, but thi time only the triangular shape was cut, to use for the top of the cake. Just run the thinlit though making sure you just get the whole triangle. Cut off any extra. You only want the triangle shape. Then run the triangle cake topper through the BIG Shot with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.

 

3. Next cut five scallop edges from the Cutie Pie Thinlits out of Blushing Bride Cardstock.

 

4. With Blushing Bride Cardstock cut out the bow and bow tails using the Cutie Pie Thinlets.

 

5.  With the Spiral Flower Die cut two spiral flowers: one from Blushing Bride and one from So Saffron Cardstock.

 

6.  Cut out two to three leaves with any green patterned designer series paper using the Secret Garden (retired) or Flower Fair Framelit Collection.

 

 

STAMPING:_________________________________________________

 

1. On each side of the cake cutouts stamp the cake filling stamp from the Sweet Stack Stamp Set with Blushing Bride Ink. You may stamp one, two or three depending on the amount of layers you want your slice of cake to have.

 

 

FINISHING TOUCHES:_________________________________________

 

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1. Put the Cutie Pie box together and adhere it with Tear and Taper Adhesive.

 

2. Attach the pieces of Blushing Bride scallop on the top and bottom cake edge.

 

3. Adhere the triangle embossed shape to the top. Use Multi-Purpose Glue, because it’s embossed the glue will help it adhere better.

 

4. Along the top and bottom edges affix a string of pearls with glue. These pearls can be found at your local craft or dollar store.

 

Cutie Pie Slice of Cake Rose Detail

 

5. The two spiral flowers were made into roses. To see how to do the click HERE  Once roses have dried place them and the cut out leaves, in a pleasing way on the top of the cake slice.  Use glue or Glue Dots to affix them.

 

6. Make up the cut out bow and stick it on the back with a Glue Dot.

 

 

Don’t you love it? Can you see all the possibilities? Well, now it’s your turn and if you don’t have the Cutie Pie Thinlits, you need to order one today! If you’re local I’m holding a Birthday Bonanza Workshop on August 29 and we’ll be making this Cutie Pie in a different flavor decorated differently! Click on link to like my FB page, see my newsletter and find out more about my Birthday Bonanza Workshop

 

Nice to see you again and remember to make what you love and love what you make. Just make it!!

 

Hugs,

Siggy-2

 

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Watercolor Butterfly: Birthday Card

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My share for the day is a Watercolor Butterfly Birthday Card. The stamped butterfly is from the Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Wings Stamp Set. I’ve played around with more colors then the one featured and will share those color combinations in another post; another time.

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This Watercolored Butterfly couldn’t be any easier to make. It’s all done with the 3-step stamp method. So, it’s easy and yet so beautifully detailed.  Let’s get  started with how to make this card.

 

CARDSTOCK, CUTTING and DIMENSIONS:

 

1. First cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ from Watermelon Wonder and score it at 4-1/4″.

 

2. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Blushing Bride.

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3. Cut another 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece from Whisper White.

 

4. Take the Watermelon Wonder

card base, open it up and on the front place the 4″ x 3-1/8″ Oval Die from the Ovals Collection and run it through The BIG Shot making sure it’s centered.5. Take the Blushing Bride piece of cardstock and cut out the Scallop Edged Oval again by running it through the BIG Shot.

 

6. Now center the 4-1/2″ x 3-1/8 oval die on the scallop oval and run it through the BIG Shot.

 

7. With a Paper Piercing Tool, poke a hole in every scallop. Make sure to place a Piercing Mat underneath.

 

 

STAMPING:

 

1. On the piece of Whisper White stamp the butterfly, from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set in the following colors: Base of butterfly in Blushing Bride, Middle of butterfly wing in Calypso Coral and the outer part of the wing in Watermelon Wonder. Since this is a photopolymer stamp set it’s very easy to stamp and line up all of the images on top of each other to form the butterfly. Make sure your butterfly image is stamped in the center of the Whisper White, so it shows through the oval cut-out on the card front.

WATERCOLOR BUTTERFLY

 

2. Stamp the butterfly body and antenna in Memento Black Ink.

 

3. Ink up the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Remembering You Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink

 

 

FINISHING UP:

 

1. To finish up, adhere the Whisper White Cardstock on the inside of the card.

 

2. Carefully affix the scalloped oval around the oval opening on the front of the card with Multi-Purpose Glue, so that there’s an equal border all around.

 

Now, how easy was that?

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

 

Embrace the day,

Siggy-2

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Best Thoughts: Birthday Card

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Here’s the other Watercolor Block Technique project I promised you. Thie Best Thoughts Birthday card was done the same way the Perfect Peacock Journal was. The only difference is this time it was used on a flower and the colors are different as well. If you host a qualifying workshop you can reward yourself with this gorgeous set!  You can only get this set by hosting a workshop.

Best Thoughts Watercolor Block Card

BLOCK WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE:

 

1. To begin this technique you’ll need a Stampin’ Up! Clear Block “E”  The block will work as a stamp and you need to ink it up, by  adding the color straight from the ink pads. To do this simply drag the Ink Pads across the block. For this card the block was inked up in Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  The block was then spritzed with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer and then stamped on to Watercolor Paper. See below:

Best Thoughts Block Watercolor 1

2. Once the Watercolor Paper was dry, it was stamped with the flower image from the Best Thoughts Hostess stamp set in Memento Ink.

Best Thoughts Block Watercolor 2

3. The flower was then cut out leaving a small white border around it so it would pop off the base card,

Best Thoughts Block Watercolor 3

 

CARDSTOCK & CUTTING DIMENSIONS:

 

1. Watermelon Wonder~ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/2″

 

2. Very Vanilla~ 3-3/4″ x 5″ and 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″

 

3. Cucumber Crush~ 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″

 

 

STAMPING:

 

1. On the 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla stamp the distress background stamp from the You’ve Got This stamp set in Soft Suede.

 

2. In the upper left hand corner stamp, “Happy Birthday” from the Sassy Salutations stamp set in Cucumber Crush Ink.

 

 

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

 

1. Layer and adhere as shown in the Photo.

 

2. Affix the flower cut out with Dimensionals.

 

Let’s see what you can do using this technique. Send me a copy and I’ll post it on my blog!

 

Embrace the day and make stamping a part of it,

Siggy-2

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Butterfly Basics: Pop-Up Birthday Card

 

3=D Pop Up Card An open heart bird

 

I had so much fun designing this Pop-Up Birthday Card! It took a while to figure out placement of all the parts, but once figured out it went fast. The idea behind this card and be used for any occasion and size card.

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Basics 3-D Pop Up Card Front

Butterfly Basics 3-D Pop Up Card inside

Here’s the, “HOW TO”

 

CARDSTOCK & CUTTING DIMENSIONS:

So Saffron 5-1/2″ x 7″ score at 3-1/2″  and

                     1/2″ x 2″  score at 1/2″ from each end  (the tab)

Whisper White 5″ x 3″ (cut two)

Marina Mist 5-1/4″ x 3-1/4″

 

 

THE DETAILS:

On one of the Whisper White layers stamp the floral image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. Stamp the image in Baked Brown Sugar and a bit to the left hand side. This is the card front. Next stamp the “Sending Wishes Your Way” sentiment in Marina Mist Ink to the right of the floral image. On a separate scrap of Whisper White, stamp the largest butterfly from the Pappillon Potpouri stamp set in Baked Brown Sugar and with the Elegant Butterfly Punch, punch it out. Fold the butterfly in half and affix the left wing to the front of the card.

An open heart bird

 

 

On the second piece of Whisper White stamp the bird from the An Open Heart stamp set in Baked Brown Sugar.  When you stamp the bird, skew him a little as if he’s looking up. See photo for placement.

 

 

 

An open heart pop up bird

 

 

Next thing you need to do is cut out the bird’s body carefully with a exacto or craft knife.  Make sure you have a protective surface underneath and that the blade is sharp.  When the cutting is finished gently bend the bird up-right.

 

 

 

 

Next, stamp the floral image again in Baked Brown Sugar. Stamp it on a scrap of Whisper White. Fussy cut the image out with Paper Snips. Set Aside.

 

In Marina Mist, stamp a small butterfly from the Pappillon Potpourri set and cut it out. Set it aside.

 

THE BIG SHOT:

On another scrap of Whisper White stamp the “Happy Birthday” from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Marina Mist. With the BIG Shot cut out with a Decorative Label Die  Sponge Marina Mist on the edges using a Sponge Dauber. Set Aside.

 

Using the Butterflies Thinlit and the BIG Shot, cut out a medium butterfly in Marina Mist cardstock.

 

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

 

Butterfly Basics 3-D Pop Up Card detail

Adhere the front Whisper White front to the Marina Mist then affix the two layers on to the So Saffron card base. Take the second Whisper White piece with the bird and adhere it to the inside of the card.

 

 

 

Butterfly Basics 3-D pop Up Card Tab Detail

 

Take the stamped floral image and fold it just about halfway. Take the So Saffron tab and affix it to the back of the floral image with Multi-Purpose Glue. Take the bottom of the stem and with Multi-Purpose Glue, glue it to the Whisper White layer. Glue the other end of the tab to the inside  back of the card, so when the card is open, the flowers pop up straight.

 

Next take the die cut Marina Mist butterfly and glue it to the flower stem so it stands up straight when the card is open.

 

Now, take the small butterfly and adhere that some where on the Whisper White piece. I put it on the left hand corner.

 

One more thing to do and that’s to take the “Happy Birthday” label and adhere it to the So Saffron so it reads clearly when the card is open.

 

And, that’s how to make a pop-up birthday card! Have fun playing around with different designs and stamped images.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and here’s to pop-up cards!

 

Hugs,

Siggy-2

 

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Butterfly Basics & Calypso Coral

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Welcome!

 

Today’s share is one more “Winged” card. Don’t you just love this Butterfly Basics Stamp Set??? And with the Butterflies Thinlits; it’s a win win all around. I’ve been experimenting with square card designs. It’s interesting how a small change to cardstock dimensions and where you score can make all the difference. I love how the Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi bounce off of each other to give the card real movement. See what you think…

Butterfly Basics Calypso Coral

 

This card is another collage or mixed media looking card. This look is hot right now. Everywhere you look you see layer upon layer projects made from different papers, ribbons, stencils, images, stamps etc…  It seems as though anything goes, but that’s not the case.

 

With these projects there has to be a balance and with so much going on you don’t want anything to compete. The way I focused on this is I varied the stamp image sizes and used different color inks. Some inks were stamped off before stamping on to the card. The star of the show though is the large butterfly and the Calypso Coral.

 

 

CARD~STOCK & CUTTING DIMENSIONS:

 

Calypso Coral: (8-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″), (4″ x 3-1/4″)

Whisper White: (4-1/4″ x 3-1/2″), (3-3/4″ x 3″), (4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ for the inside)

If you would like  a spot to hand write a note you can use a layer of Whisper White and Calypso Coral over the collaged layer inside the card.

 

INKING & STAMPING UP:

Butterfly Basics Calypso Coral inside

As you probably guessed by now, I’m loving this Butterfly Basics Stamp Set. There are 11 stamps; 8 images of butterflies, florals, a dashed border, a hexagon/honeycomb, an old postal cancellation and 3 greeting stamps.

 

For this card I used almost all of the images and inked them up in Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi and Baked Brown Sugar.  I stamped the images randomly on the 4-1/4″ x 3-1/2″  (card inside) and the 3-3/4″ x 3″ (card outside) Whisper White pieces.

 

Since my score line was at 3-3/4″ and not in the center, the card opening is above where I stamped the, “Happy Birthday” in Calypso Coral. Precisely where I wanted it.

 

I then distressed around the edges with a Sponge Dauber and Wild Wasabi Ink.

 

 

FINISHING TOUCH:

 

All that was left to do was to adhere all the card layers together.

 

Don’t forget the new 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live tomorrow! Send me your orders and I’ll place them with mine!

 

Embrace the day!

Siggy-2

 

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Swallowtail Square Card

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Hello there and welcome back!

 

This card was made at my, “Everything Winged” Workshop along with three other projects. In keeping with the name of the workshop all project themes had to do with birds and butterflies.  The Stampin’ Up! Swallowtail stamp was perfect for the idea I had for this particular card. The Swallowtail can be stamped in any color choice. For this card I wanted to do a vintage, collage look. The workshop attendees thought these projects were fun and different, especially the peacock project I’ll be featuring next week.

Swallowtail Square Card Final

 

Here’s the “How to:”

 

CARDSTOCK & SIZES:

 

Very Vanilla 4-14″x 8″ scored at 4-3/8″ (card base) and 2″ x 5/8″ (inside sentiment)

Elegant Eggplant 4-5/8″x 4-1/2″ (card back) and 2-1/4″ x 7/8″

 

INKING UP:

 

Ink up the Swallowtail stamp in Perfect Plum and stamp it along the front flap of the Very Vanilla card base, making sure you line up the edge of the Swallowtail to the edge of the flap. Only a partial image will fit.

Swallowtail Square Card Inside

 

Ink up the floral image from the Butterfly Basics in Baked Brown Sugar (soon to retire) 🙁 and stamp it on the inside of card where shown in the photo.

 

On a scrap of Whisper White, ink up and stamp the sentiment, “Live with an open heart” in Garden Green.  Stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment on to the 2″ x 5/8″ piece of  Very Vanilla.

 

Distress the edges of the front of the card and the indie with Baked Brown Sugar and a Sponge Dauber.

 

FINISHING TOUCHES:

 

Closely trim around the Swallowtail’s wing, leaving a little border. Cut along right side of the wing only. I made another card cutting out the whole wing, which looked good as well.

 

Ribbon Hole Placement

 

Pierce two holes on the card base; one in the middle of the crease and one at the middle of the Swallowtail, close to where the top part of the wing and the bottom meet.

 

Cut about a 16″ piece of purple and white Baker’s Twine. Starting on the front, thread the twine through the hole on the wing, bringing it to the inside of the card. Make sure to leave a tail.  Next, thread the twine through the other hole bringing the twine to the back.

 

Wrap the twine across the back and secure it with a few dabs of All Purpose Glue on the back.

 

Layer and adhere the “Happy Birthday” sentiment on to the 2-1/4″ x 7/8″ piece of Elegant Eggplant. Then affix it to the inside as shown.

 

Cut out the “Live with an open heart” and adhere it to the front of the card.

 

Layer the Very Vanilla Swallowtail card on to the 4-5/8″ x 4-1/2″ Elegant Eggplant base, making sure the twine comes out in between the layers.

 

Tie the Baker’s Twine into a pretty bow and trim. My bow isn’t tied in the photo. Opps!

 

Please stop by next week for more Winged Projects. And, if you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter yet you don’t want to miss June’s tips, techniques and projects. Spread the word to family and friends who you think would enjoy my blog and or newsletter. Thanks…

 

Embrace the day creatively!

Siggy-2

 

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Painted Blooms Finale: Happy Birthday Plus One Other

So, here you have it the grand two card finale using one sheet from the terrific Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.  One of these cards is a birthday and the other can be used for any occasion. It’s hard to believe that all the cards featured this week were from one 12″ x 12″ sheet and they all look like they were hand-painted, just like the name of the designer series paper, “Painted Blooms!”painted bloom one sheet finalTo make the cards, you first have to cut the sheet of the Painted Blooms designer paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces. Some of these will need to be trimmed down, depending on the card you’re making. But this is where it all begins.

Painted Bloom One Sheet Wonder

Painted Bloom Happy Birthday

This “Happy Birthday” card uses the bottom left corner piece of the Painted Blooms DSP.

 

Cut an A-2 card base from Mossy Meadow card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and score it at 4-1/4″

 

Cut down the piece of Painted Blooms to 5″ x 3-3/4″.

 

Cut a  1” x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White and adhere it to the Painted Blooms DSP along the bottom edge.

 

Ink up the “Happy Birthday” from the And Many More stamp set in Mossy Meadow and stamp the sentiment on to the Whisper White strip..

 

Wrap a piece of Mossy Meadow Ribbon around the seam of the Whisper White card stock and the DSP.

 

Affix the DSP layer on to the Mossy Meadow card stock.

 

Finish the card off with a beautiful Mossy Meadows bow.

 

Now for the second and last card made from, yes, one 12″ x 12″ sheet! This sheet is sort like the ever-ready bunny if you ask me.

 

Painted Bloom Pool PartyThis card is sweet and simple and is from the bottom right hand corner of the Painted Blooms sheet.

 

Cut an A-2 card base from Pool Party card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and score it at 4-1/4″

 

Cut down the piece of Painted Blooms to 5″ x 3-3/4″.

 

Wrap a piece of Pool Party Ribbon aroind the DSP layer and adhere it to the Pool Party card base.

 

Make a five loop bow and affix it to the card with a Glue Dot

 

And, there you have it~six cards from one 12′”x 12″ sheet of the Painted Blooms DSP. I hope you enjoyed stopping by this week!

 

Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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